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    Two smash hit horse events in same weekend

By Jane Harris

On the weekend of 19-20 November, Barraba hosted two very successful horse events. The first event on Saturday was the Barraba Regional Australian Hunter Show Horse Association show. Barraba ran this show for the Australian Hunter Show Horse Association (AHSHA) as a qualifier for the AHSHA State show to be held in Sydney. 

The second event held on the Sunday was the Barraba Spring Hack and Breed show, a supplementary show for Barraba’s main Agricultural Show, held each March. Both shows were haled a great success. Organiser Tania Alderton says the Spring Hack Show will definitely run again next year, and is slated for November 19, 2023. 

Competitors for the events came from as far as Coonabarabran, Armidale, Glen Innes, Singleton, Inverell and Tamworth. Organisers Tania Alderton and Vicki McMurrich received loads of positive feedback from both the judges and entrants. “It was absolutely the best response ever,” says Tania. “We had competitors there that have never been to our grounds or shows before.”

Tania and Vicki were very grateful for the perfect weather as well as the expertise of the judges. They say the Announcer/Ringmaster Chris Johnston did a fantastic job, as did Tim and Mandy from the Barraba Show Society who cooked the barbecue. Delicious lunches for both days were supplied by 

Catering by Kylie Kitchenshop. Tania and Vicki also warmly thanked their loyal sponsors, especially major sponsor Barraba Concrete and Landscaping Supplies. They were also grateful for photographer Kristy Bullen, ‘Miss Kayellebee Photography’, who did an excellent job at documenting the shows.